Event Details

Men's Retreat - BASIC

Men Only

Event Date & Time:
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Location Information:
Bethel Christian Camp, Gaston, SC

Men ages 18+, join us at 6pm on Thu. May 4th through noon on Sun. May 7th at Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC to experience BASIC.

Additional Information


"If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. A canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus without loss to itself [it shares] its superabundant water." - Bernard of Clairvaux

Most of us spend the majority of our time working. Working to provide for our wives and families. Working to serve our churches. Working in our community. Working, working, working until we are burned out to a crackling crunch. Dry and parched in a land that just keeps demanding more.

Are you thirsty? Could you use some refreshment? A double-shot caramel mocha latte? Or maybe what you really need is just a deep draught of living water?

If you are caring for others out of what is flowing through you instead of out of the overflow of God within you, BASIC is an opportunity for you to join other men and unplug from “The Matrix.” An opportunity for you to reconnect with God in the context of the most essential component of your identity … who you are as a man.

BASIC is the Wild at Heart Boot Camp led by John Eldredge and his team via video followed by times alone with God by the lake or in the woods. There is also time set aside for you to fish, canoe, kayak, hike, or just chill. Whatever your heart needs.

This is not a retreat about the “Seven things you ought to do to be a better man.” This event is a unique opportunity to begin a quest to recover your masculine soul, to reengage your passion, and remember who God called you to be. First as a man. Second as a husband and father. Third in the service of others.


  • This event is for men ages 18+ only.
  • We will meet at Bethel Christian Camp on the evening of May 4th (Dinner @ 6PM, First Session @ 7PM). We will be staying through noon, May 4th.
  • The cost for the entire weekend is only $200 and covers room, board, and all materials. A $50 deposit is due with the registration with the balance due by April 24th.